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    Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    Nebraska has never had such a rough year as the current team is enjoying. They are at the bottom for defense and give 38 points a game to the opponent. The only record left standing is the consecutive sellouts. Outside of downsizing thier stadium, Tom Osbourne has decded to take the program back to its roots:

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    Re: Tom Osboune decides to go back to the roots of the program

    Um, ok....



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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    Actually Tom is in a hole. Everyone knws Bill will be fired along with fiend Kevin. The problem is he wants to wait until the end of the season like a gentleman, and Bill will not resign like Dan did. So, if he waits till the end of the season, he is competing with other schools for a new coach and to keep the current recruits. If he fails to find a coach quickly, he may impact the recruiting season since the dead recruiting period occurs before XMAS and signing is mid Feb. He needs to be like JP and make a fast decision. No more Mr. Nice Guy.


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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Actually Tom is in a hole. Everyone knws Bill will be fired along with fiend Kevin. The problem is he wants to wait until the end of the season like a gentleman, and Bill will not resign like Dan did. So, if he waits till the end of the season, he is competing with other schools for a new coach and to keep the current recruits. If he fails to find a coach quickly, he may impact the recruiting season since the dead recruiting period occurs before XMAS and signing is mid Feb. He needs to be like JP and make a fast decision. No more Mr. Nice Guy.
    They may be surprised that people aren't falling all over themselves for the Nebraska job. I think they burned bridges with both Craig Bohl and Pellini, and quite honestly-what has Turner Gill done??

    Oh have times changed??



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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    They missed out on Chizik.. Too bad.



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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    Look at them pining for the Glory Years of old.

    ...with wins over Iowa, Illinois, Lincoln High School and the Omaha YMCA...



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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    They take Cizik if they want him. It kills me to say that but it's true.


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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    I am not sure if that is supposed to be funny or serious.


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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    What's worse is that I don't know either.


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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Actually Tom is in a hole. Everyone knws Bill will be fired along with fiend Kevin. The problem is he wants to wait until the end of the season like a gentleman, and Bill will not resign like Dan did. So, if he waits till the end of the season, he is competing with other schools for a new coach and to keep the current recruits. If he fails to find a coach quickly, he may impact the recruiting season since the dead recruiting period occurs before XMAS and signing is mid Feb. He needs to be like JP and make a fast decision. No more Mr. Nice Guy.
    Dude, the reality is that you almost always have to wait for the end of the season to really seek out the very best coaches. A quality coach (head or assistant) will not typically talk to another program mid season. And most of the coaches that they will likely go after are having success at either the pro or college level which means they will have to wait until seasons end (December, January and February) before they see who is really available to them...especially if they are going after a head coach.

    As I recall, we did not hire Chizik until Texas had finished their regular season last year. To think that any school would can their current coach because they are ready to name the replacement now is ridiculous.



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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    Quote Originally Posted by tec71 View Post
    They take Cizik if they want him. It kills me to say that but it's true.
    I do not agree. You can be the "Hero" at Iowa State or just another coach at Nebraska. Look where it has brought Callahan to. ISU has low expectations and if you can lead us to bowl games every year and compete for a Big XII North title (win one when you have back to back chances please) you can last for a long time as the coach.

    NU expectations win the North every year, play in a BCS bowl game every year and win the national title 1 out of 10 years. Oh and by the way, we are not the NU of old even though we do not realize it yet.

    If and when Chizik leaves, it will be for a better program than NU.



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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    I don't think Gene Chizik would be afraid of the high expectations of the Nebraska fans, it seems to me he has higher expections for himself than anyone else can put on him. Plus, I think he has seen the support we (the fans) are giving him and he seems to genuinely appreciate that. I get the sense he is very happy here, but I don't know him personally so that is just my observation.
    Not everyone is driven by dollars so even though NU might be able to come up with a truckload of cash, would that even make a difference to Gene??


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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    "winning over Iowa, Illinois, Lincoln High School, and the Omaha YMCA. And thus, the greatest college football tradition was born"

    That one made me laugh.



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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    I don't think Nebraska will ever be the Nebraska of old. A lot of the advantages they had in the past with regards to exposure and national prominence are largely gone. The walk-on program was always one of the hallmarks of Nebraska football, but with the decrease in scholarships, and the emergence of good mid-major programs like Utah and Boise State, kids that might once have considered walking on at Nebraska despite a D-1 offer from a school like that, would be crazy not to go. That walk on program allowed Nebraska to "miss" a lot on recruiting, since their pool of "recruits" was way larger than most programs. There will always be a diamond in the rough that turns out to be a great player.

    Nebraska's other hallmark was always the option, and tough-nosed football. The Option is a dead or dying offense in elite football because speed kills it, and everyone is getting faster. The game of football has changed quite a bit over the last 10 or so years, and the teams affected the most by the transition have been teams that run the most traditional offenses. Moan and whine all you want about Callahan, Nebraska fans, but his offense scores points. His defenses stink. He only plays half of the game, and that's his problem more than anything else.



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    Re: Tom Osbourne decides to go back to the roots of the program

    Quote Originally Posted by rahtotheames View Post
    "winning over Iowa, Illinois, Lincoln High School, and the Omaha YMCA. And thus, the greatest college football tradition was born"

    That one made me laugh.

    The Omaha YMCA had some good tough players back in those days.


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